Encore: Ep. 44: The Top Cyber Security Threats Firms Face Today
July 10, 2019
Hosted by George Rettas
Alain Espinosa, the Director of Security Operations for Online Business Systems and a Board Member for the Infragard National Members Alliance, appears on Task Force 7 Radio to talk about his experiences as a minority climbing the cyber security ranks, what kinds of leadership styles work the best in the Information Security space, and what the top Cyber Security threats are that Cyber Security professionals face in today's complex and ever changing landscape. Alain explains his role at Infragard and how this public/private partnership between the FBI and the Cyber Security community works. He also discusses his own leadership style, how important soft skills are in the technology space, and what we need to do to invest in the next generation of cyber security professionals. And for the entire third segment of the show, Alain breaks down today's top cyber threats around IoT, account takeovers, phishing, social engineering, event and crisis management, and malware.
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George Rettas is one of the most well-known cyber security professionals in the world with extensive experience practicing cyber security in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Rettas is a serial entrepreneur, serving as the CEO and President of Task Force 7 Radio, LLC, and Task Force 7 Technologies, Inc. a company focusing on building the world’s first and only Professional Cyber Security Social Network. Mr. Rettas is also the President and CEO of Code X Entertainment, LLC, a company focused on producing television, movies, literary, digital, and merchandising products.
Mr. Rettas has worked for 12 years as a Managing Director and Partner in some of the world’s largest financial institutions holding executive management positions in cyber security operations, administration, and program management functions. He created the first Cyber Security Intelligence function in the financial services sector and detected some of the most prolific breaches in recent history, including Target breach and the JPMorgan Chase breach.
Mr. Rettas also served as a former Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, where he was the co-founder of the Newark Field Office Electronic Crimes Task Force. He is the author of the first Title III Wire Tap on an internet-facing computer network in United States history and he worked what is considered the most prolific criminal investigation in the history of the Secret Service in “Operation Firewall."